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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Anything but a Card Challenge

I made this Tealight Christmas box for an Anything but a Card challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week. The image that I used for the box is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps

Here are some other views if the Tealight Box. 

Although the pattern calls for a tealight in it I also thought it would make a good hostess gift filled with candies for the holidays.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by the creative projects of our talented design team has created for you.

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Catch a Bug - Anything but a card

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything goes

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank You/Thankful Challenge ar Come and Get It Challenges

The theme of this weeks challenge at Come and get It Challenges is Thank you/Thankful. I have used an image from Paper Nest Dolls, one of our sponsors this week.  The image is called Pilgrim Owen.  Isn't he cute?

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The background of the card was done with a stencil and acrylic paint and the image was coloured with Copic Markers.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Winter Girls Challenge

Time for another challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges. The theme of the challenge is Winter Girls and Lemon ShortBread is one of our sponsors this week.  

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I have used this cute image called Winter Snow Muff Girl for my step card.  I used a combination of glitter pen, pencil and copics for my card and added some die cut snowflakes and pearls to complete it. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the rest of our talented design team.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

So So Pretty

Creative Artiste has a new mixed media challenge this month  hope you can join in the fun.  I made this canvas od my niece in her grad gown for this challenge.

Lindy's Stamp Gang is the sponsor and the have a great selection of art supplies for your crafting needs.

Here are some closer looks at my canvas.

To make my canvas I used scrapbook papers from my staff, silk flowers, spray inks by Lindy Stamp. panpastels, modelling paste, black pen, white pen, stencils,  findings and die cut.  It was a fun project to make. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 
 Pop over to our challenge blog to see the beautiful projects of our design team. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Butterfly Art Journal

Altered Eclectics is having a mixed media challenge this month and the theme this month is as always anything goes but it must be altered art or mixed media.  No cards, atc etc are not allowed.

I have made any altered butterfly book for this challenge.  I used this book to try  different techniques and ideas that I wanted to try.  All of the pages front and background was created withe a gell plate.  I used materials such as napkins, encaustic wax, inks, cutting dies, sprays, stencils, acrylics, rubber stamps, and texture paste. 

Hope you enjoyed my mixed media adventure.  I had fun making my book.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring altered and mixed media projects of our design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Mixed Media

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk challenge - Winter Challenge
Creative Embellishments - Be Inspired (butterflies)

Anything Goes Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu

It is an anything goes challenge this month at Eclectic Ellapu and I made this Hope card for the challenge. 

The Hope stamp is by a friend of mine, Lisa from Local Rubber King.  I used Distressed Oxides for the background and added a butterfly by  Morgan Fitzsimons that was printed on an acrylic sheet and coloured white.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Hope you will join us this month and pop over to our challenge blog to see the creative works of our design team. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thankful Challenge

Crafty Cardmakers this week has a Thankful Challenge and this is my autumn coloured card I made for this challenge. 

To make my Many Thanks card I used alcohol inks in autumn colours along with a set of unmounted rubber stamps that the maker of the stamps escapes me at this moment.  The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp.  I added ribbons and gems to  complete the card.

I hope you you will join us this week. Remember to pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to be inspired by the creativity of our fabulous design team. 

Thank you for stopping by.